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I cannot take the second picture. After I take one and hold down the shutter button for the second, it will not focus or take the picture

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If I remember correctly, for that camera, you need to turn the dial to the Sport setting, it's the icon that looks like a man running. That is the only setting that will take continuous pictures as long as the shutter button is held down.

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My Vivitar takes blurry pictures. Kindly show me what to do to sharpen the focus. Thanks.


To focus on your subject, lightly push the shutter button (the button you use to take pictures) only half way down. When you push the shutter button half way down, this auto-focuses the camera and you can then fully press the shutter button to take your picture.

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Blurd picture when shot.


Holding the shutter button half way down so that your camera can focus and the shoot.

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I have a Sony DSC-W50 Cybershot camera that won't take pictures or videos anymore. It powers up fine and the screen works, but when I hold down the shutter button all the way, it focuses and nothing more.


I have a Sony DSC-W50 Cybershot camera that won\'t take pictures or videos anymore. It powers up fine and the screen works, but when I hold down the shutter button all the way, it focuses and nothing displayed

Mar 07, 2011 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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My pictures are blurred and out of focus, I have it set on auto, and recharaged batteries


You need to hold the shutter button down halfway while pointing at your subject. Once it focuses, then press the button all the way down to take the picture.

Mar 01, 2011 | Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

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Sometimes it takes a few seconds before my Canon Powershot SX10 IS will take a picture I have button pushed down but it won't take the picture?


Unfortunately that's how the camera is designed.
The camera has to do a number of things before it will take a picture. It has to check the lighting, and focus and make calculations based on those factors about how to set the camera to take the best picture.
It is best practice to get your subject in view. depress the shutter button half way and hold it so it can focus and determine the exposure, and then completely press the button the rest of the way to release the shutter.
Good luck

Oct 27, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Digital Camera

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Shutter speed very slow and has trouble focusing. When I press the the shutter button it takes several seconds before it takes a picture if at all. It seems as though it is having trouble focusing and when...


There is a diaphragm between the shutter button and the shutter switch that causes the camera to focus before the shutter is pressed all the way down. It is likely that the diaphragm is punctured and needs to be replaced. There is also a small possibility that the hidden secondary battery inside the camera is going bad.

Jun 06, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 Digital Camera

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I want to have the camera take a pic of my family on its own


Yes. You can even choose between 2 seconds and 10 seconds. Put the people in the shot. Focus the camera on them by holding the shutter button down halfway, and without releasing the shutter button, press the button all the way down to start the self-timer. (That's what the manual says. I go into the menu on the camera and set it up that way.) To do it from the menu: when the camera is on, hit the menu/ok key. The self-timer mode will pop up. Hit the right arrow. Here you can choose between the 2 and 10 second timer options. Select one. The timer won't start until you have pressed the shutter button halfway to focus and press the shutter button all the way down as stated earlier.

Dec 16, 2008 | Fuji FinePix S5200 / S5600 Digital Camera

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Canon G9 digital camera


There are two stages to the shutter release. The first stage is the focus stage pressed half way down and the second stage is the actual shutter release. Always press the shutter half way to get the camera focused first then press all the way down when the camera is ready to take the shot. Check to see how the settings are with regard to how it focuses (9-point, face recognition, etc). When the camera focuses you should get a green box or multiple green boxes depending on your settings. That tells you the camera is ready to take the picture. Pressing the shutter all the way down at once from the beginning will cause the pause you describe since the camera has to first focus then shoot the picture. Depending on the subject or subjects the camera may take a second or two longer to focus. With good lighting my G9 focuses pretty fast. Hope this helped.

Aug 31, 2008 | Canon PowerShot G9 Digital Camera

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Focus


If the camera is having a difficult time auto-focusing you can try the FOCUS LOCK feature. This feature allows you to focus on another subject roughly the same distance from you and then move the camera back to the intended subject and take the picture without losing focus. First, turn the camera on and locate the Autofocus Target Mark in the center of the LCD. The AF Target Mark resembles an open and close bracket [ ]. Position this AF Target Mark on a subject roughly the same distance away as the subject the camera is having trouble focusing on. Press the shutter button halfway enabling the lens to focus. While holding the shutter button halfway down, aim the camera at the original subject and press the shutter button all the way down.

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